Shinedown – Threat To Survival (2015) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Shinedown – Threat To Survival (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz | Time – 40:22 minutes | 875 MB | Genre: Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks |  © Atlantic Records

Threat To Survival is the multi-platinum certified rock band, Shinedown’s first new album in three years. The release follows 2012’s Amaryllis, and features the group’s latest #1 rock hit “Cut The Cord”.

“Threat To Survival refers to that primal instinct in all of us that determines how we respond to crisis and conflict – the idea of ‘fight or flight’ and the choices we make in any given situation,” explains Shinedown frontman Brent Smith. “This album represents those deciding moments for us as a band. It’s a collection of scenarios that made us who we are, and is, by far, the most autobiographical album we’ve created to date.”

The fifth studio long-player from the Jacksonville, Florida-based hard rock unit, Threat to Survival is also Shinedown’s most pop-oriented set of songs to date. Front-loaded with two of its hardest-hitting (and classic-sounding) cuts in “Asking for It” and the hefty first single “Cut the Cord,” both of which are as hook-laden as they are bruising, Threat to Survival begins to detour from the post-grunge highway with “State of My Head,” a slick amalgam of electro-pop and vintage alt-rock with a catchy as hell though extremely well-worn chorus. Meticulously crafted radio fodder like “How Did You Love,” “Thick as Thieves,” and the Killers-lite “Misfits” follow suit, further distancing the group from its nu-metal origins, but the band hasn’t completely lost its knack for crafting punishing blasts of groove-laden and distortion-heavy modern rock. The roaring “Oblivion” sees vocalist Brent Smith doing his best Layne Staley impression while the band lets loose a firestorm of heavily compressed decibels behind him, and late album highlight “Black Cadillac,” which somehow manages to both brutalize and swing, seems destined to become a fan favorite. If anything, Threat to Survival proves that Shinedown still have plenty of gas left in the tank, and while the occasional foray into the shallower end of the mainstream may divide some listeners, there’s enough here to keep longtime followers satiated (and probably a little curious/nervous as to what the future holds) until the next ride. -AllMusic Review by James Christopher Monger

1. Asking For It 03:31
2. Cut The Cord 03:44
3. State Of My Head 03:25
4. Outcast 03:25
5. How Did You Love 03:08
6. It All Adds Up 03:51
7. Oblivion 03:58
8. Dangerous 03:52
9. Thick As Thieves 03:54
10. Black Cadillac 03:27
11. Misfits 04:06

Brent Smith – lead vocals
Zach Myers – guitar, backing vocals
Eric Bass – bass, piano, backing vocals
Barry Kerch – drums, percussion